About Jeffrey Bussean

Jeffrey Bussean earned a Historic Preservation award from the City of Joliet, Illinois, for his restoration of the Patrick C. Haley Mansion. Due to Jeffrey Bussean’s diligence, the Mansion, which was slated for demolition, has since been revived and serves as an elegant venue for a variety of special events. Additionally, Jeffrey Bussean maintains and operates two other historical locations, The Grand Ballroom at Joliet Union Station, and The Chateau Bu-Sché. Jeffrey Bussean plans to continue this trend of restoring historical places and maintains involvement with related organizations, such as the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust. In addition to his preservation work, Jeffrey Bussean serves as the President and Founder of Bussean Enterprises, which oversees the three venues and Bussean Custom Caterers, established in 1975. As Manager of The Grand Ballroom at Joliet Union Station, Jeffrey Bussean offers his clients the opportunity to host events in the ballroom and on the outdoor balcony. With a capacity of 350 guests, the Grand Ballroom’s ceiling extends 45 feet high and features crystal chandeliers. In addition, Jeffrey Bussean provides preplanned menus or allows guests to customize the menu, with the options of adding hors d’oeuvres, sweet tables, premium liquor, and wedding cakes. For individuals interested in the privacy of a secluded venue, Jeffrey Bussean offers The Chateau Bu-Sché, set amidst 40 acres of wooded landscape. With the capabilities to provide for indoor or outdoor ceremonies, The Chateau Bu-Sché features a foyer with ceramic flooring, an enormous fireplace, and a ceiling that stretches two and a half stories. Outside, Jeffrey Bussean’s crew maintains the grounds to perfection, providing gorgeous gardens with roses, a landscaped path that follows a creek, and the Creekside Gazebo. For his clients looking for absolute elegance, Jeffrey Bussean offers the Patrick C. Haley Mansion, a Victorian-era relic set on the top of a hill overlooking Joliet that features six fireplaces, stunning limestone exterior, and lush Victorian Gardens. In addition to managing a successful catering and event planning company, Jeffrey Bussean enjoys boating, maintaining membership in the Indiana Harbor Yacht Club. An avid reader, Jeffrey Bussean lists Ian Fleming, George F. Will, Stephen E. Ambrose, and Ayn Rand among his favorites, and is particularly a fan Rand’s Atlas Shrugged


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